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Creative Ways to Exercise with Your Toddler or Preschooler

Posted on 01-15-2016

The beginning of a new year is a great time to think about getting in shape. For busy, working parents with an infant or toddler, finding the time to exercise can be a challenge. Parents often begin their exercise plans with sincere intentions, but needs of young children can easily hinder the efforts.

As an alternative to leaving home to workout, consider exercising at home and plan for your child to join you. Start by including music in your exercise routine. Since children love music and instruments, give your child an instrument or item to hit and make noise as you exercise. Making music becomes your child’s exercise routine! Count out loud, sing songs, and interact with your child during the exercise. Counting with your child also creates a distraction allowing you to work out longer, while your child learns about numbers.

Before you start, grab an exercise mat or sheet for yourself and child. Also consider playing an animated movie to give your child an additional activity when the musical instrument becomes boring. For added fun, allow your child to mimic your exercise. If you do jumping jacks, watch your child do a few jumping jacks during your breaks. If you decide to walk for exercise, take the stroller and walk briskly. Your child will enjoy the ride.

Exercise can be fun for children and parents when you take your time and enjoy the benefits. Your child will also learn the value of exercise from your fun demonstration. At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Rock, we know how to make learning fun. With us, children learn indoors, outdoors, through music, technology, songs, dance, and engaging instruction. That’s just one of many reasons we are so much more than a daycare or childcare.

We hope you will take a moment to review our programs and contact us for a tour and more information about Kids ‘R’ Kids of Castle Rock. Thanks for sharing our information with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

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